NARA OIG Hotline Referral Form
Anonymity: You are not required to identify yourself in the submission of this form. However, persons who report allegations are encouraged to identify themselves (see optional fields below) in the event additional questions arise as the OIG evaluates or pursues allegations. Choosing to remain anonymous may hinder our ability to fully investigate complaints.
Confidentiality: The Inspector General Act of 1978 and other pertinent laws provide for the protection of persons making Hotline complaints. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, the Inspector General will not disclose the identity of an individual who provides information without the consent of that individual, unless the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation. However, when persons use the Hotline to seek help accessing records or reporting the problems they encounter accessing records, these are often not making reports of fraud, waste or abuse in the traditional sense. These issues are generally best solved by placing the person in contact with appropriate officials who can effectively solve the problem. Thus the OIG does not consider helping these individuals an investigation, and their information may be shared with officials who can help them.